Services

A student listening to his mentor

The 3 Seeds Mentoring Group identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education and entrepreneurship. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education. We also encourage students who have not completed education programs at the secondary or post-secondary level to enter or reenter and complete a post-secondary education program or trade.

The goal of our program is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in a post secondary educational programs immediately after graduation. We also want to expose younger students to college campuses and careers in the STEM field as early as 6th grade to encourage them to take more challenging courses as they continue to progress through the educational system.

Services we provide

  • Academic, financial, career, and personal counseling
  • Career exploration workshops and simulations
  • Transferable skills assessment
  • Assistance with post-secondary enrollment
  • Exposure to various college campuses
  • Hands on exposure to various career fields
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • Access to STEM workshops and career conferences
  • Access to internships and regional competitions
  • Student leadership training and development
  • Creative community service projects

Long Term benefits of our services

  • Higher Graduation Rates
  • Increased in Community Leadership
  • Increase in student club involvement
  • Stronger more employable workforce
  • Individual action plan development
  • Expanded professional network
  • Access and information about 21st Century Careers
  • Raised level of social awareness
  • Stronger Communities of servant leaders
  • Stronger families and access to male role models
  • Increase in Peer mentors and community advocates

Our Mentoring Programs will target disadvantaged students in the Chicago south suburban community and parts of Northwest Indiana. In order for a student to qualify for this program, they must be COMMITTED to improving their current educational and professional situation.

In order to qualify for the mentoring program, students must meet any 3 of the following criteria:

  • Potential First Generation college student
  • From a low income family
  • From a single parent home (Minimal or no contact with father)
  • From a disadvantaged south suburban community

Our three Focus Areas at 3 Seeds Mentoring Group:

Character Creativity Careers
Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and workforce contexts Teach students higher level thinking, teamwork, and communication skills through project based design assignments Teach students the skills necessary for researching career fields, networking, interviewing, securing, and maintaining gainful employment
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